Bachelor of Civil Law
Course Code | 002640
Course Code | 003030
The Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and Magister Juris (MJur) are the University's world-renowned taught graduate courses in law, designed to serve outstanding law students from common law and civil law backgrounds.
As masters level degrees, their academic standard is significantly higher than that required in a first law degree, such as a BA, LLB, or JD, and only those with outstanding first law degrees are admitted.
Courses are not introductory, and students are expected to analyse complex material critically and to make their own contribution to the debate. In the seminars which feature as one of the means by which the course is taught, one will find students from a wide range of jurisdictions and backgrounds, including research students.
Students choose four courses (one of which can be a 12,500 word dissertation) from a selection of 30 or so options.
The BCL and the MJur are drawn from the same pool of outstanding applicants and share the same classes. The existence of two degrees is designed to meet the needs of both common law students, and of civil law students who wish to study the common law.
BCL and MJur students have the same course options available to them, except that MJur students may study one traditional English common law subject, notably contract, tort, company, or constitutional law.
MSc in Law and Finance
Course Code | 003021
The MSc in Law and Finance is a full-time ten-month programme providing a rigorous engagement with the area of intersection between law, finance and economics, expertise in which is keenly sought by law firms, regulators and financial institutions. It combines a highly analytic academic core with tailor-made practical applications derived from continuing collaboration with professional and regulatory organisations.
The programme consists of core courses in economics and finance, together with elective courses chosen from a range of advanced legal topics relevant to financial transactions, and a core interdisciplinary course in the law and economics of corporate transactions which requires students to synthesise insights from other courses.
Drawing on the strengths of the Law Faculty and the Saïd Business School, the MSc is a world-leading programme that will act as a launch-pad for a successful career in law, finance, regulation or academia.
It is open to students either with an outstanding undergraduate degree in law, or an outstanding academic record comprising a non-law undergraduate degree and a postgraduate or professional qualification in law.
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Course Code | 003415
The Diploma is a postgraduate vocational course for people embarking on a career in IP law and practice. It is a one-year, part-time course designed to give junior practitioners a grounding in the fundamentals of IP law and practice. It is taught by senior practitioners and academics, and represents a unique collaboration between the Oxford Law Faculty and the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association.
The course comprises a two week residential course and nine weekend workshops covering all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Students submit five pieces of coursework throughout the year and take two examinations in the summer.
No college affiliation is required for students studying for the Diploma.
How to Apply
The deadline for the BCL, MJur and MSc courses is 24
The deadlines for the Diploma in Intellectual Property law are 24 January 2014 and 14 March 2014. Applications for the Diploma may be extended beyond the March deadline.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a taught course comprises:
In addition to the standard documents above,
applicants to the BCL, MJur and MSc in Law and Finance should provide one (1) relevant academic essay or other
writing sample from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words,
or a 2,000-word extracts of longer work.
Applicants to the PGDip in Intellectual Property Law are not required to supply written work.
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
consult the Law website
for any additional guidance.